After beginning his playing career with Barcelona, Mikel Arteta went onto represent Paris Saint-Germain before arriving in British football in 2002 when he signed for Rangers FC. During his time with the Glaswegian side, Arteta won the Scottish Premier League and Scottish League Cup double.
A brief return to Spain with Real Sociedad followed before Arteta signed for David Moyes at Everton. Arteta made 209 appearances for Everton and played a vital part in helping the club achieve a fourth place Premier League finish for the first time in the club’s history. He was voted Everton Player of the Season in both 2006 and 2007.
Having impressed during his six years at Everton, Arteta then joined Arsenal where he went on to make 150 appearances and captain the team. During his five years working under Arsène Wenger, he won the FA Cup in both 2014 and 2015.
After retiring from playing, Arteta began his coaching journey in 2016 when he was appointed as an assistant manager of Manchester City to work under Pep Guardiola. As part of Guardiola’s coaching team Arteta went on to win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two EFL cups.
In 2019 Mikel Arteta was appointed to his first managerial role as manager of his former club Arsenal and during his first season in charge won the FA Cup.